Infrastructure & Project Finance

DSK Legal is one of the leading firms in project development and financing transactions. With our “client first” approach, we provide tactical and strategic inputs to ensure that complex and large transactions come to fruition. Our project financing practice covers various facets including syndicate arrangements, consortium arrangements, security arrangements, sponsor-support arrangements and external commercial borrowings.

India’s rapid march to modernization and its thirst for energy resources has seen a surge in domestic and foreign investments in infrastructure and energy projects and along with it, its own set of challenges. DSK Legal has proven to be a reliable partner to its clients in this area, handling all aspects of infrastructure and energy transactions, including structuring, negotiating, documenting and implementing complex deals. Our experience in providing incisive advice on government and private partnerships and investments, has established DSK Legal as a major player in this very dynamic sector. We help clients identify potential risks in financing projects and identify appropriate systems to establish structures of funding that not only mitigate those risks but also attract investments. With our experience in transaction support, project financing, strategizing litigations and dispute resolution, DSK Legal is recognised for work done in all stages of infrastructure development, from proof of concept to final commissioning.

We regularly advice and represent governments, concessionaires and contractors in a wide array of matters including tender documentation, bids, consortium arrangements, EPC contacts and grant of concessions. Our regional offices combine their experience and knowledge in the identification and analysis of legal, regulatory, policy and contractual risks in setting up greenfield and brownfield projects. Our energy practice team advises on climate change projects, including energy trading schemes, energy conservation schemes and on regulatory, environment and employment issues, including required clearances, licenses and permissions such as the trading of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC).

We ensure comprehensive legal services in this practice area by leveraging our strengths in our Dispute Resolution practice. We routinely appear before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and tribunals like Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, National Green Tribunal, Airport Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal, statutory and regulatory bodies including the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Tariff Authority for Major Ports, Airport Economic Regulatory Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Central and State Pollution Control Boards.

DSK Legal’s Infrastructure and Energy practice covers the following sub-sectors:

  • Infrastructure
    • Highways and Roads.
    • Railways and Metro Trains.
    • Sea Ports.
    • Airports.
    • Waste and Water Management.
  • Energy
    • Power
      • Conventional Power Generation.
      • Transmission.
      • Distribution.
      • Renewable energy.
    • Energy Trading.
    • Mining and Metals.
    • Oil and Gas.
      • Upstream: Exploration & Production.
      • Midstream & Downstream.

DSK Legal also provides legal advice on issues relating to Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, IT & Intellectual Property, Litigation & Arbitration, Media & Entertainment, Real Estate, Shipping, Tax and Transaction Support.